Shanghai reports 8 new imported COVID-19 cases

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SHANGHAI, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai reported eight new imported COVID-19 cases and no increase in domestically transmitted cases Monday, the municipal health commission said Tuesday.

All of the imported cases are Chinese nationals flying from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They departed from the UAE on Aug. 7 and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport via Sri Lanka on the same day.

They were put under quarantine upon arrival and diagnosed as confirmed cases after showing symptoms, according to the commission.

All close contacts of the patients on the same flight have been put under quarantine.

As of Monday, Shanghai had reported 452 confirmed imported cases and 342 locally transmitted cases. Enditem

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